Elect Sitting Judge Christine Marie Celeste
Experience You Can Trust
Before her appointment to the Anne Arundel Circuit Court, Judge Christine Celeste was subject to rigorous vetting by esteemed members of the State's legal community before her nomination underwent consideration by the Governor's Office.
Very few jurists make it to the Governor's desk for consideration. Even fewer get appointed.
By making it out of this rigorous process and meeting the criteria, Anne Arundel County voters can be sure Judge Christine Celeste is of the very top tier of Maryland jurists and eminently qualified to continue serving as Circuit Court Judge in Anne Arundel County.
Learn more about Maryland's rigorous vetting process for judicial appointments.
Keep Judge Christine Celeste
Local to Anne Arundel County
Judge Christine Marie Celeste grew up in Anne Arundel County. Judge Celeste was raised in Pasadena where she attended St. Jane Francis de Chantel School and Northeast High School. She attended Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies. Judge Celeste attended the University of Maryland School of Law where she was a notes and comments editor to the Maryland Law Review.
Judge Celeste is married to her husband, John, and has two wonderful daughters, Sophia and Francesca. Her parents, Patrick and Patricia Siemek, are retired public servants. Judge Celeste has two sisters, both of whom work in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Her sister Andrea Parker is a 6th grade math teacher at Northeast Middle School and twin sister, Kelly Morrison, is a physical therapist assigned to many of the public schools in Pasadena.
"She has my full endorsement for her retention on the bench."
"When I appointed Judge Christine Celeste to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in 2022, I knew that her deep knowledge of the law, and her commitment to public service -- in various roles representing the United States and the State of Maryland -- would be an asset to the people of Anne Arundel County and the legal profession.
Her extensive trial experience, both in civil and criminal court, as well as her expansive understanding of varied areas of the law, meant that the people of Anne Arundel County could trust that Christine was prepared to step into the role of a judge. That trust was well-placed.
Judge Celeste has been an example of judicial excellence on the bench and has shown the temperament and skills required of a judge. She has my full endorsement for her retention on the bench."